Sit back and relax
Georgian panelling creates a warm atmosphere
An elegant lounge
Play your favourite tune on the piano
Tickle the ivories whilst passing the piano
Enjoy the garden on a sunny afternoon
Relax in one of the lounges after a day of exploring
A woodburner helps keep the chill at bay
Large Georgian windows let the natural light flood in
Enjoy your breakfast or a light lunch in the day room
A fusion of traditional grandeur and modern elegance
The grand oak stairway leads to the first floor
Enjoy a formal dining experience
Dining room with enough seats to seat eight guests
Create your family's favourite meals
A bright and airy hallway
Super-king-size bedroom
Downstairs cloakroom
Enjoy a restful nights' sleep
En-suite bathroom
En-suite bathroom with separate shower
King-size bedroom with ornate bedframe
Time to snooze
Double bedroom
Double bedroom locates in the eaves
Shower room
Twin bedroom located in the attic room
Plenty of character in the twin bedroom
Relax in the beautiful garden
A fantastic garden to enjoy
Nice and peaceful
Towards the back of the property
Beautiful touches
Towards this beautiful property
Situated in the bustling village of Cartmel
Cartmel Priory nearby
The square in Cartmel
Enter the beautiful Garde II listed building
1 / 39  Sit back and relax
2 / 39  Georgian panelling creates a warm atmosphere
3 / 39  An elegant lounge
4 / 39  Play your favourite tune on the piano
5 / 39  Tickle the ivories whilst passing the piano
6 / 39  Enjoy the garden on a sunny afternoon
7 / 39  Relax in one of the lounges after a day of exploring
8 / 39  A woodburner helps keep the chill at bay
9 / 39  Large Georgian windows let the natural light flood in
10 / 39  Enjoy your breakfast or a light lunch in the day room
11 / 39  A fusion of traditional grandeur and modern elegance
12 / 39  The grand oak stairway leads to the first floor
13 / 39  Enjoy a formal dining experience
14 / 39  Dining room with enough seats to seat eight guests
15 / 39  Create your family's favourite meals
16 / 39  A bright and airy hallway
17 / 39  Super-king-size bedroom
18 / 39  Downstairs cloakroom
19 / 39  Enjoy a restful nights' sleep
20 / 39  En-suite bathroom
21 / 39  En-suite bathroom with separate shower
22 / 39  King-size bedroom with ornate bedframe
23 / 39  Time to snooze
24 / 39  Bathroom
25 / 39  Double bedroom
26 / 39  Double bedroom locates in the eaves
27 / 39  Shower room
28 / 39  Twin bedroom located in the attic room
29 / 39  Plenty of character in the twin bedroom
30 / 39  Relax in the beautiful garden
31 / 39  A fantastic garden to enjoy
32 / 39  Nice and peaceful
33 / 39  Towards the back of the property
34 / 39  Beautiful touches
35 / 39  Towards this beautiful property
36 / 39  Situated in the bustling village of Cartmel
37 / 39  Cartmel Priory nearby
38 / 39  The square in Cartmel
39 / 39  Enter the beautiful Garde II listed building

Priory Close House

Cartmel, Lake District
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance


  • Spacious private walled garden with a patio seating area and well-tended lawns
  • Prime location in the heart of much-loved Cartmel village, right opposite the Norman priory - no need to use the car
  • A superb holiday retreat which has been recognised by Visit England with a 5 star rating
Property code: LCC45

Beautiful five-star property, offering chic and spacious accommodation for ten guests, located in the picturesque foodie village of Cartmel, opposite the village’s imposing Norman priory.

Sleeping up to 10 guests and two canines, this stunning Grade II listed cottage is a fantastic choice for celebrating a special occasion or holiday with friends and family. Oozing character and charm, it’s located in the picturesque foodie haven of Cartmel with plenty of walks and cycle routes on the doorstep.

Finished to a high standard throughout, this beautiful home is the perfect blend of period features and contemporary touches, situated opposite the village’s imposing Norman priory. The chic and elegant lounge is furnished with relaxing sofas, a wood burner and even a baby grand piano, to create a restful and inviting space. Guests can also retreat to the second lounge, an equally attractive room which also has a wood burner and impressive Georgian panelling. The formal dining room is a wonderful space for enjoying family meals long into the evening, while the kitchen is a marvellous fusion of style and grandeur. Well-equipped to satisfy the most discerning of chefs, this impressive space caters for all your needs. Next door, a characterful day room is a lovely spot to enjoy a leisurely breakfast. The oak staircase leads to the first floor where three of the restful bedrooms are found, along with a bathroom. A secret staircase leads to the second floor where two further pretty bedrooms are located, with exposed beams and some reduced head height. Fire up the BBQ in the large walled garden, which the children and dogs will love exploring, while you relax with a drink.

Eat at one of the great local pubs, before trying Cartmel’s famous sticky toffee pudding. The shores of Lake Windermere are 6.5 miles away, where you can have a go at canoeing and paddle boarding or enjoy a pleasure cruise. For a day on the coast, Grange-over-Sands is 2.5 miles away.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £300 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms - 1 super-king, 1 king-size, 2 doubles, and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Shower room with WC
  • Ground-floor WC
  • En-suite bathroom with bath, shower and WC to the master bedroom
  • Smart TV/DVD
  • 2 Wood burners
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Parking for 3 cars, plus 2 permits for local car parks
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Anthony.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Margaret 3rd January 2020

The cottage was in a fabulous location for walks, eating and browsing around the village. A beautiful large property accommodating our 5 adults and 2 small children with plenty of room for isolation/reading if needed. We loved the quirkiness of the layout with the children having fun hiding in many of the nooks and crannies. Hosts Mark and Ruth addRead moreressed a couple of small issues we had raised immediately to our satisfaction. Thank you very much for your assistance. Hide

Reviewed by Gillian 6th December 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Priory Close House. It was warm and welcoming, perfect for a large party and in a super location. We all agreed that it would be wonderful to revisit in the Spring/Summer to take advantage of the beautiful garden.

Reviewed by Steven 15th November 2019

Fantastic property, no expense spared in any of the rooms. The kitchen had everything we needed, lots of little touches from the owner too made for a wonderful weekend.

Reviewed by Sally 8th November 2019

Fabulous house, beautifully decorated with lovely quirky touches. Very cosy and warm. Excellent location for visiting Cartmel but also near to the Lakes and to Grange. Car parking was very tight but we managed to park four cars outside the house.

Reviewed by Anthony 4th October 2019

Excellent spacious lovely quirky cottage in a great location 100% faultless Already booked for a return in may

Reviewed by Jocelyn 27th September 2019

This is a well restored property with lots of lovely features, antique furnishings and quirky artwork. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking equipment, there's some DVDs for rainy days, 2 high chairs & 2 travel cots, a washing machine and tumble dryer, locally made soap/body wash throughout and some tasty local sticky toffee pudding as a gift onRead more your arrival. Location in the village is spot on, quiet, but accessible of coffee shop, gift shop, pubs, convenience shop. Great for families & kids Hide

Reviewed by Abigail 16th August 2019

Superb house packed full of history, located right in the heart of gorgeous Cartmel. Comfortable beds, delightful garden, dog friendly and beautifully decorated throughout.

Reviewed by Ani 9th August 2019

Lovely house with nice garden and high quality furnishings and bedding. Very low beams a problem for tall people! One double room is very small only suitable for 1 person. Parking can be a nightmare! Space for 3 VERY small cars. Permit unusable in Cartmel due to lack of spaces.

Reviewed by Karen 28th June 2019

This is the nicest property we have stayed in, in Cartmel & we have stayed in over a dozen Cartmel properties. Very spacious & wonderful facilities. High quality bedding & towels. Wonderful location, in the heart of the village & alongside Cartmel Priory. Beautiful garden, where we recently enjoyed a family BBQ. Very clean & comfortable We have staRead moreyed here twice now & have already booked for December this year. Accommodates all age groups. Our group was from age 2 to age 64. Hide

Reviewed by Joanne 21st June 2019

From start to finish we had the perfect holiday in the perfect cottage, we all loved it, weather was fantastic which allowed us to spend a lot of time in the beautiful garden, right in the heart of Cartmel the location was excellent and so was the cleanliness of the cottage, we could not find a fault, well done to the owners Ruth and Dave

Reviewed by Tom 31st May 2019

Really nice and well equipped house with lots of character in great location. Highly recommend!

Reviewed by John 26th April 2019

Great location and accomodation for a family celebration. Local amenities enhance the overall experience. Convenient location for accessing other areas of the lake district.

Reviewed by Lynne 29th March 2019

The house was absolutely beautiful. We were 7 adults, one baby and a dog, and were there to celebrate my daughters birthday. We were extremely comfortable. The location was just perfect. I would highly recommend this property.

Reviewed by Henia 25th March 2019

This house was truly exceptional and luxury at its best. The location was perfect with convenient store, bars restaurants, wine shop and cheese and bakery all within a 5 min walk . Perfect location as a base to all beautiful surrounding area. Cant wait to return

Reviewed by Joanne 22nd March 2019

A beautiful house in a great location. Host was very responsive and accommodating. Cartmel is a great little village with everything you could need.

Reviewed by F 15th March 2019

I thought it was a wonderful property and will be back!

Reviewed by Donna 11th March 2019

Absolutely beautiful house in a fantastic location in Carmel. The house was very well equipped and full of quirky interesting touches, we had a lovely time and would definitely return.

Reviewed by Jean 8th March 2019

A warm, comfortable and interesting property, in a great central location; great views of Priory..couldn't be closer! Although poor weather stopped us from using the garden, it would be great for a summer stay. Pretty and friendly village, with good choice of places to eat...and a number of independent gift shops.

Reviewed by Sarah 1st March 2019

Priory House is a beautiful, well-equipped property complete with fittings and furnishing to a high standard.

Reviewed by Tracey 4th January 2019

Fabulous 3 night stay. Priory Close House has so much character, we all loved it. So many rooms was amazing. Cartmel is such a quaint village with the most friendly people.

Reviewed by Dawn 28th December 2018

First time we have rented a house for all the family over the new year period, beautiful house, spotlessly clean in the center of the village. we are a large family of 10 plus 2 infants and 2 dogs, we were all sad to leave, we will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Karen 14th December 2018

Beautiful house in the centre of Cartmel village. Breakfast basket was much appreciated upon arrival Artwork was stunning and very interesting Rooms were very comfortable and had everything we needed for a wonderful stay

Reviewed by James 28th September 2018

A superb cottage in a prime location. The property is a delight and the garden is beautiful. Plenty of space and lots of character in the property.

Reviewed by Chris 21st September 2018

Beautifully appointed house in a great location in the centre of Cartmel.

Reviewed by Barabra 14th September 2018

This i Property cannot fail to delight anyone staying . Totally luxurious ; beautifully appointed high quality fixtures fittings furniture and bedding but still so very homely . If you are looking for somewhere special especially for a family gathering i would look no further than here . Just wonderful

Reviewed by Lindsey 24th August 2018

Absolutely gorgeous and very interesting house - very clean and well equipped - in a great location. Would thoroughly recommend to all.

Reviewed by Dillons and Hawley July 2018

A lovely week was spent at Priory Close House with my sisters visiting from Australia and my two sons and partner. We had a birthday lunch at Rogan and Co which we all enjoyed and as the weather was perfect - if not a bit hot! We also had a BBQ in the lovely garden. Huge breakfasts were had via the Aga and when we wern't eating at home, had a few lRead moreovely meals at the local pubs plus the Masons Arms at StrawberryBank. To offset all the food consumed we did manage to do a few long walks as well. The house was very comfortable and loved the furnishings and its history. A nice touch was the picnic hamper surprise. All in all a memorable week. Hide

Reviewed by Ernest Christoph 20th July 2018

Priory Close House is a handsome historic house in a picture postcard village. It has only recently been made available for letting so there are some very minor teething problems which the owners lost no time in attending to. The accommodation suited our three-generational family and the children and dogs enjoyed the large garden.

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Sit back and relax
Georgian panelling creates a warm atmosphere
An elegant lounge
Play your favourite tune on the piano
Tickle the ivories whilst passing the piano
Enjoy the garden on a sunny afternoon
Relax in one of the lounges after a day of exploring
A woodburner helps keep the chill at bay
Large Georgian windows let the natural light flood in
Enjoy your breakfast or a light lunch in the day room
A fusion of traditional grandeur and modern elegance
Show 27 moreThe grand oak stairway leads to the first floor


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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